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fires that baptized gold rush-era san francisco", which immortalized mark twain and his book, the adventures of tom sawyer. mark twain defended mr. sawyer over cards and drinks. this is about 45 minutes. [applause] >> in the mornings i get up in the early dawn. and i have a desperate writing and drawing. and it's just the most exciting adventure. i've had 10 bucks. and believe it or not, i was 30 head of what i have shown. i am just having such a great time doing this stuff. so they asked me when i came here, what were my prerequisites for writing a book. it has to be simply that if i say i'm going to write it, it takes 15 years, i'm going to finish it. the other one is there can be another book. there can't be another book on the subject. i like the subject. rule that i have is let's say tom sawyer are mark twain came back today. and they would say, how do you know that? everything that went on, i want to make it as alive as i possibly can. when i got this idea was in 1991. i was reading and there may have been a paragraph about 40 firefighters back in 1852 when the ran the
the muddy streets and back alleys of san francisco. his normal dresses careless and disheveled. it's closer on brushed and freckled with tobacco. though at this moment his chest a forest of matted hair on labeling from the arm of the chair. twain's eyes slanted like an evil beneath ranging, prowess. on this rainy afternoon of june, 1863, twain was nursing a bad hangover inside and sells fashionable montgomery street scene rooms halfway through what was intended to be a two-month visit to san francisco this stretched for years. the sleepwalking and melancholic journalists regularly went to the turkish testis without any suicidal temptations, which were not uncommon. at the back he played penny-ante with the proprietor, and stalin sawyer come in the recently customer inspectors, custom spec or, volunteer fireman a bona fide local hero. in the clouds of boiling seems, sawyer was mending his own one, though his spur from a nearly fatal ordeal a decade earlier. in contracts to the lanky train, sawyer three years older was a stocky wrong phrase bazemore. they are comfortable to case and to come h
and volunteer firemen in san francisco to he would immortalized in the adventures of tom sawyer. the two met when 28-year-old mark twain befriended mr. sawyer over cardin drinks. during these casual meetings mark twain got stories about his use. this is 45 minutes. [applause] >> i actually left my cave. in the mornings i get up and it is oregon and i have a desk for writing and the desk for drying and i like drawing better. and i work and anything in letterman's office is the most exciting adventure, ten books and believed or not i am 30 ahead that i haven't even shown, all illustrated, i am just having such a great time doing this stuff. they asked me what did i -- what were my prerequisites for writing a book and it has got to be simply a i say i am going to write it takes 15 years, i've had books take that long, i am going to finish. the other one is it can't be another book. i like subjects that have never been touched where you have the challenge of going back and digging and bringing this to life and the rule i have is tom's lawyer or mark twain came back today they would say how did h
became the very first culture were anything great here in san francisco. america's first culture where was the civil work in the disco is of between these new forces, social forces that began sweeping the city in the 1960s and 1970s with gays. one step work really took hold, and became quite bloody. i written about the so-called san francisco values weren't born with flowers in their hair. they were born howling. the book i should say does have a happy ending because the city ultimately trying triads. it resolves these differences after very brutal times and with the help of then mayor who is not terribly beloved in the city at first couldn't win the office because she was a little straightlaced received cisco, diane find time. but she was the kind of calm in hand and stable political figure the city needed after all the trauma went through the 1970s with johnstown, people of tempo, assassinations of berlusconi -- moscone and harvey milk most people don't think of sports fans have been a kind of mystical power. but i think the 40 niners is a team that mirrored san francisco itself, ver
," law represent pew boy examines haiti's history. david talbot presents a history of san francisco in the 1970s in "season of the witch: enchantment, terror and deliverance in the city of love." in "quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking," author susan cain examines the benefits of an introverted personality. david drayly looks at 1862 and the actions of abraham lincoln in "rise to greatness: abraham lincoln's most perilous year." and in "full body burden: growing up in the nuclear shadow of rocky flats," kristin iverson investigates the nuclear weapons plant that was located near her childhood home. for an extended list of links to various publications' book selections, visit booktv's web site, or >> and another update from capitol hill as reporters wait here for word from lawmakerrers in closed-door meetings on the fiscal cliff. an update via twitter from chad pilgrim of fox news, reid's remark that he had made a counteroffer was off-the-cuff response and that there was no counteroffer, and "the washington post" quoting s
and they both haveonly one that has a silk san francisco mint mark san francisco mint makes other coins and the only did it because it was commemorating the san francisco mint so they might do in 25 years for the hundredth anniversary but not for the 77th anniversary. we have when more anniversaries and the government is doing a lot of other cool ones like next year the doing commemorative dollars of all the five starred generals and american history. it is windy very cool. >>host: this is the one you said was a hundred dollars? >>guest: we've done 3 revere spruce the 2011 set. it is about $800 the 20th anniversary set is about $800 and this coin iss rare as the only but is the original first issue i am also going to give you the s-minted because the west point mint makes all the proof sets. certified perfect. in the red a presentation box. means they come to about $199 apiece. i could sell a thousand of them in one show if i put them on. the silver in the east as talks significantl. these has gone up significantly. the value is in the numismatic value and for this particular coi
government issued coin they made the san francisco mint uncirculated condition with the proof. it had all kinds of problems. it makes it a commercial failure but makes it a collectable absolutesaffordable at $129 and a customer pick but $109.95 the most affordablen set released by the u.s. government of all the coin sets we have. the 1999 season the anthony. most people do not even know that coin exists. it was not in the proofset and not man said. that coin you gotta individually--mint- set coin! these, $79 apiece.are $109 across the board for everything that you see. >>host: explain where you get numbers. >>guest: i talked about getting individually and the reason is pretty simple. people buy coins individually to build their sets. when i say if purchased individually that is the way most people put their coins together. the coin catalog they are the lord largest coin catalogers kind of the gold standard and has always been there. that is the reference point for retail coin pricing. what i do this and that is what i have sold them for recently.y have a 50 years history of selling
of the direction of what is going on in california, plans to connect los angeles, san francisco bay area which are also traveling the reports we have on that. our intention today is really to try to work in a positive fashion to make sure high speed rail occurs in the united states. i tell people in florida, in my district and around the country that our number one goal should be, as you may know, amtrak bones, the government people own, have an interest in 600 miles of track between washington d.c. our nation's capital, philadelphia, new york city, boston, the most congested corridor in the united states of america, that is the only 600 miles that we really own. we another small stretches around the commuter -- all the rest of amtrak service, over 20,000 miles of private freight rail. i see the main rail people in the audience and they have concerns too about using theirs and not having dedicated them and we need to address that issue as we move forward. final point is northeast quarter is where we should be putting the focus. give the administration credit for at least taking the money that
at the san francisco mint. -- this coin >>guest: it is not only uncirculated it is joyce brilliant uncirculated and ms64 certified from the san francisco mint in 1879. choice brilliant uncirculated >>guest: is one was made 2001 and this was made 1879. which one is nicer? that is a special coin but this one right 1879 s. c13 the early3 francisco mint coins because they had just sent new equipment out and the coins for just struck so well that you get this coin- and it looks3 one of those commemorative coins but is not. it is a real coin and made in san francisco in 1879. looks like it was literally made yesterday and it is stunning and certified and ms difficult is it to find something like this? >>guest: they made a billion morgan silver eagles and there's only like a thousand left. >>guest: one year later and look the reverse of this coin. i can tell you this right now i am a little surprise at that.that is a solid ms64 areand a half to the match the front and back because of bag marks here and all morgan silver dollars have them. that looks one and which one looks better?
the federal reserve bank of san francisco restaurants at the infrastructure investments, its good thing for the buck in the since fiscal multipliers increase for each dollar are significant and should be done. when you consider california as mr. denham mentioned as the ninth highest gdp in the world, first in the united states and represents 12% of the country's population, certainly when others before us, generation consider trying going last, we should be hesitating in his disdain upon only one labeling of the opportunities are there in california. some portions of her landscape that makes a sure high-speed rail possibility similar to france and china and our chairman here included to that. the recent gao preliminary assessment of california's cost estimates show california high-speed rail authority has secured 11.5 billion from federal and state forces and still needs a shortfall of 57 billion to move forward. to put this investment into the 1950s, congress took old action to invest in its infrastructure and create a system. the system to be five years to build and after several edit
believe speaks to the incredible value. in december you will get cold up there where the san francisco, it gets very cold in yemen not have a winter jacket like to wear this in december and now that i am nice and warm and comfortable and win and is not that december san francisco told a separate peace with the rest of the year. >>guest: what can get for your dollar. new gift two items for the price of one. remember plane in san francisco offense of 49 years in the coldest part of december and you do get the air on the big coming through the stadium and its coldgreat purpose, anywhere, anytime and do think that the three systems, the three ways you can wear it you aware with the best, without the best, together, into so many options and with the holidays coming up, is a great gift to stay warm. we talked about in half of the leak has a chance-- league.the minnesota vikings, the pittsburgh steelers the colts everybodyay still have a to make the playoffs.6 c13 they're all in the mix, is of time to support your team and it is getting cold. a lot of things are coming up in the next couple
pattern in san francisco in which the welfare department has figured out all of the senior to the to be on the second floor of the office hiding from the people they served screening the people who are mad and the samoan community in san francisco having figured out the game was and so we have six foot five and 6 feet six summer winds carrying the traditional war close and they would walk up to the front desk and say i want to see the boss and a staff person would say we are not supposed to let you see the boss and they would start to hit the floor. so we would have a normal sized person staring at him and thinking to himself do they pay me enough for the next part of this? thomas wolfe is one of the greatest observers of the american scene in our generation. he never read this if you go back because we are revisiting everything. everything that is described in his great early essays where we visited because the left has continued to retreat and metastasize and become more than was first described. instead of being the local samoa into the local san francisco office, it is
different beast and these are the people, the typical tree hugging san francisco liberals these are the people that interested in not just economic outcomes but also social outcomes. they talk about drugs and sex how progressives are talking about whether or not you can put salt on your french fries and whether or not you can have a plastic bag or drink a soda. michael bloomberg a great example, he is banning the cuts in new york city. so that and we are talking about, that ideology on the left, the progressive ideology. swatter some of the mifsud are commonly held by today's progress of squawks i've got about five myths that we tend to focus on the first to because those are the big juicy ideas and the bad ideas one is the natural things are good and number two, on the natural things are bad. number three, unchecked science will destroy us. number four, science is only relative any way, and number five, science is on our side. okay. the first one we learn all about them there. we are going to talk mostly about the most famous progressive today, president barack obama and
wrote it. now, wolfe is trying to describe a particular pattern in san francisco. in which the welfare department has figured out that all of the senior welfare people should be on the second floor of the welfare office hiding from the people they serve. and the newest, least paid people should be on the ground floor screening the people who are mad. and wolfe describes the samoan community in san francisco. as having figured out what the game was. and so you would have 6-5 and 6-6 samoans come in carrying traditional native war clubs. [laughter] and they would walk up to the front desk, and they would say i want to see the boss. and the underpaid, brand new staff person would say, uh, we're not supposed to let you see the boss. and they would start to hit the floor with their club. and so you'd have this normal-sized person staring up at this gigantic samoan with his war club and thinking to himself, do today pay me enough for the next part of this? [laughter] and if you haven't read this essay, thomas wolfe is one of the greatest observers of the american scene in our generation. if
a particular pattern in san francisco. in which the welfare department figured out that all of the senior welfare people should be on the second floor of the welfare office hiding from people that they serve. and the newest, least paid people should be on the ground floor screening the people who are mad. wolf distribution the community in san francisco as having figured out what the game was. you would have 6'5" and six foot six people come in carrying traditional native war clothes. they would walk up to the front desk and say i want to see the boss. and the underpaid brand new staff person would say, we're not supposed to let you see the boss. and they would start to hit the floor with their club. you have the normal sized person staring up with the huge war club and thinking to themselves do they pay enough for the next part of this? [laughter] if you haven't read this. thomas wolf is one of the greatest observers the americans have seen. it's worth reading. we're revisiting everything wolf described. in the great early excess. the left is continued to new at a time and evolve and e i
are not competitive around here. san francisco has been a leader in promoting burma and supporting aung san suu kyi. buddhism and its non-violent tradition has been a source of strength for that democracy movement in burma. aung san suu kyi has seen her supporters beaten, tortured and killed. she has never responded with hatred and violence. she has asked only for peaceful dialogue and progress toward democracy. she has always believed the need for democracy for all the people of burma was more important than her personal needs. she made great personal sacrifices in terms of her own family as dianne feinstein pointed out. one admirer described her as a sole pilgrim, one who makes her life a vehicle for an awakening to deeper and greater truth. aung san suu kyi walks in the steps of her beloved father and the giants of history. for her personal sacrifice, her inner strength, her love of burma and its people and for being an example of strength and courage to world, today we are proud to honor her with the congressional gold medal, the highest medal congress can be so. [applause] >> ladies and gentle
be on the congestion between san francisco and los angeles, how much of that traffic is expected to shift to rail. i don't have those numbers with me but i would be happy to get those from the authority and make them available to you in the record spent and you also would have -- authority would also have a third your projection? >> i don't know exactly what the nature of the projections are but we will get the information that they have and make it of able to you. >> thank you. you can't have a third your projection for the northeast corridor? >> for the air rail split? >> yes. >> that i do not know. you know, i would defer to mr. boardman on this. the introduction of the service itself in 2000, i think the air rail split with something like 3070, or 4060, and then it flips. it's now 75-25. you know, the overwhelming number of people going between washington, d.c. and new york prefer to take the train. it's not because that is always cheaper. because the service is not. it's because of the time savings and convenience. >> mr. boardman, for the northeast corridor, 80% of the population lives within
culture in san francisco a greeting to a stranger is likely to be returned, and and los angeles responded to with rage. [laughter] likewise of course it can be found most readily in our jokes or illusions and television commercials are television commercials of course and they're the most powerful and cohesive. here's a great television commercial we saw at the super bowl there's a holocaust a sometime the cities buried in rubble and leader of the trucks of them in the factors emerge one by one and the drivers get out to congratulate each other all glad to be alive passing the purchase so great. what we have here but in american myth and urban legend taken from the very school yard where we've told each other for 15 years they have a shelf life of 10 million years. [laughter] white people by the truck because it enjoys the illusion and the commonality and the longing to the left reticules the intellect to all things may be reason through and if we sufficiently and intelligently choose to have intelligent leaders the age-old problems must disappear. but on the the celebration of the intell
. starting in all of these are made in at san francisco and that is what we make, i do have a beautiful prove 1968 silver kennedy half dollar perry and--proof you can see that if you have the right to in the coin if you find the right all the way down to 54 of these sects >>host: congratulation the men's starter set has completely sold out and that is how it will, that kind of mourning. this is the same opportunities happening on this set , we have a limited quantity, only 54 of these to go around and these will be completely sold out this will not be seeing it later. >>host: we started in 1960 by want to go quickly, what to go 1 by: and these are going very quickly.we started here in 1973, '74 and '75 is the bicentennial year, as of 1976. if you look of the reverse this type 1 and type 2. 1977 in we have (...) susan b. anthony n. in the bicentennial, we also to include the special silver said of the bicentennial that you do see right here the coins and the silver presentation and that is about.50 and i will check back in here just a minute. what have you included? from 1936-2009. the 5
at, which is really the top half of california indirectly through. so the san francisco bay across. this is that the united states and that taking. and this is a polk wanted down here. [inaudible] [inaudible] >> yes. it's been a stephen douglas' position on the war? >> douglas favored the war. he was a democrat. he does not trust poke at all. and before the start of the war he says i don't have any idea. none of us have any idea what the president is up to. but he supports the war. he doesn't give any big speeches. i [inaudible] >> and historical memory while the war faded. the first reason why the war faded from memory was because the civil war followed it not many years later and the civil war at all of the early battles in the u.s.-mexico war, but also kind of a message that america could believe in, which was that we were reunifying the country and talking about not southerners here. is it yours in the war were able to craft a narrative that is extremely uplifting and has remained uplifting. so as they were germanic and exciting work. it was a much bigger war. many more people
to of franklin d. roosevelt, acting secretary-general of united nations' founding conference in san francisco and recently named president of the carnegie endowment for national peace. he emphatically denied chambers's allegation. a great deal more than the reputations of these two men was at stake. if this was innocent, anti communism, and those closely associated with the like richard nixon. it was dealt a devastating blow. if alger hiss was guilty, anti communism would occupy a prominent part of the political landscape, and his spokesman would become national leaders. furthermore, chambers and alger hiss each represented one side in the epic struggle of the cold war. one man symbolized the philosophy of freedom and western civilization. the other the ideology of totalitarianism and marxism and leninism. both left and right understood that america and the world was at a critical point in history. considered a major political events had transpired between august of 1948 when chambers confronted alger hiss at a congressional hearing. in may of 1952 when chambers published his managerial and m
he's doing. but the truth of the matter is when he goes back to san francisco, and he is tried upon violating neutrality rules, he goes free. because you can't find a jury to convict him. a lot of americans still believe in manifest destiny. when walker gets to central america, he becomes a huge national figure. so there are a lot of people in america who really have these expansive views of what the united states can become. it's not an issue for the them to encompass all of central america, canada, perhaps even south america. this is what people think is going to happen. how do you deal with that situation? well, it's not a coincidence that william walker support slavery. so it is to bring african slaves into these areas, some people are talking about how we should inflate central americans themselves. it is a strange and unusual situation. i think that filibustering was uneasy with the us-mexico war. but by no means does this stop americans from starting to get more territory. i think the seeming ease with which the u.s. took the territory embolden expansionist as they we have th
initially was trying to give up which is california going directly -- san francisco bay as well. this is what the united states end -- this is what is down here. basically wants to come down here and come here, what we truly love and talking about. >> what was steven's position on the war. >> saved the war. he was the democrats, he does not trust polk at all. i don't have any idea. this does not give any speech. >> [inaudible] >> the historical memory when the war faded. >> many years later. and the civil war, and the u.s.-mexico war, also kind of a message america could believe in. and americans, talking not about southerners here, they were able to craft a narrative which is extremely uplifting. it was a much bigger war, many people were involved so that overshadowed it. the important reason is i do not think americans tell themselves about military involvement. if you think americans like to commemorate, there is some length, if 14-year-old daughter, when hardin was killed. she was devastated, and the american revolution. her thinking about the american revolution is it is a
in chief of salon presents the history of san francisco on the 1970's and season of the witch, enchantment, terror, and deliverance in the city of love. in a quiet, the power of introverts, susan kane examines the benefits of an introverted personality. looking at 1862, the second year of the civil war in the actions of abraham lincoln in rise to greatness, abraham lincoln's most perilous year. watch for this book as it is featured in the coming days. and in full body burden, growing up in a nuclear shadow of rocky flats, a former resident of colorado investigates the nuclear-weapons plant that was located near her childhood home. for an extended list of links to various publications, 2012 novel book selections visit the web sighthound ..
. in "haiti," lawyer rent duboise examines haiti's history. david talbot presents a history of san francisco in the 1970s in "season of the witch: enchantment, terror and deliverance in the city of love." in "quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking," author susan cain examines the benefits of an introverted personality. david von trailly looks at the second year of the civil war in "rise to greatness." watch for this book as it's featured on booktv in the coming days. and in "full body burden: growing up in the nuclear shadow of rocky flats," kristin i've veryson investigates the nuclear weapons plant located near her childhood home. for an extended list of 2012 notable book selections, visit booktv's web site,, or our facebook page, >> mark shriver recounts the life of his father, sargent shriver, founder of the peace corps and director of president lyndon johnson's office of economic opportunity. this is a little over an hour.
is your favorite one now? >> the one that we used to go to mrs. then san francisco where one of my daughters' lives. they closed but she found another one and the name might cannot remember but it is on the main drag right before her city hall i will think of the name may be before the end of the evening. probably not. [laughter] >> i enjoyed your book american stories i a understand only basically they were derived from newspaper headlines? >> from going to wherever i was in reporting the story. newspaper headlines maybe that is how i found out about them? >> there must have an idea is you pursued that did not turn into a story. were there any that came out of the process? >> i went to a place because somebody phone to me or wrote to me a letter i usually ended up with that story. almost always been just about everything is in their better or worse. >> do you have any insight with u.s. providence -- president has of preference for a dog as a family pet? [laughter] maybe they never met a cat that they like. [applause] more questions? >> as a little christmas gift could you give us
there are very few people, their contention is long-term connected in population centers in san francisco and los angeles, but it will be a long time before that is accomplished. right now we do have the connectivity we need to, the population, and we also have the only corridor, 430 some mile corridor almost entirely unknown by amtrak, the american people and the taxpayers. that is opposed to the rest of amtrak service, 20,000 miles of service, long-distance, inner-city service, on which amtrak runs on private freight rail that is maintained and paid for on a lease basis to the private sector, and we in fact again bones this corridor and we have also highlighted -- i took the chairmanship in october of 2010, the summary of the title is the federal government must stop sitting on its assets. the first part deals with gsa and we have taken on gsa and some of the idle buildings that sat vacant. was a few minutes ago to continue the effort to get empty buildings fill. if you read through this report it also talks about the northeast corridor which is one of the most valuable assets, transportation,
it but this is san francisco and i do have the need. this will be a very confidential search. i am a mild-mannered millionaire. that is the tip of. intelligent travel, but shy, new to the area, inundated with invitations to parties, gatherings and social events. i'm looking for personal assistant. here is the key. being a hostess to parties in my home, $40 a week. providing me with soothing essentials massage, $140 an hour -- coming to social events, 40 hours, traveling, $300 a day, managing home affairs, 30. all very interesting. at the very end, no professional escort, please, no sex involved. i showed this to my undergraduate students, sociology family class, what do you make of this? one student very eloquently said where is our culture going? this is a man who wants a wife but doesn't want to be a husband. another said i have never seen this ad but it doesn't surprise me. doesn't surprise me. that is interesting. they all nodded their head. is not surprising, not so much over what i have seen. one student had the courage to say that money looks awfully good. so this is kind of world
culture. in san francisco, a greeting to a stranger is likely to be returned n new york, ignored and in los angeles responded to with frigid rage. [laughter] likewise, of course, there's our beautiful american culture. it can be found most readily in our jokes, puns or illusions and the illusions of stand-up comedy or television commercials. they're the most powerful and cohesive. here's a great television commercial we saw at the super bowl. there's a holocaust of some time, a city's buried in rubble. later tough trucks of the manufacturer's brand emerge one by one, and the truck drivers get out to congratulate each other, all glad to be alive having had the wisdom to purchase so great a truck. and one survivor says to another, have a twinkie. [laughter] so what do we have here, but an illusion to a magnificent american myth; an urban legend taken from the very schoolyard where we've told ourselves for 50 years twinkies have a shelf life of 10 million years. [laughter] so why might people enjoy buying the truck? they were united in the most heavy of experiences, which is belongi
, you'll set it up so you're connecting in los angeles and san francisco, and you're also connecting, you know, a paired connection in new york and washington, and ashburn or 60 hudson, or in google's case, case,111 8th and ashburn. that's the recollection that, yes, god forbid, there might be an attack, but i don't think the network's losing a lot of sleep over. they're not good targets from a cybersecurity standpoint. there's worry -- they're highly secure because of concerns about theft, both theft of this very expensive equipment and theft of the information inside, but i was struck in talking to people and going to visit these places especially the higher up the food chain i got of people who owned and operated these buildings, the less concerned they were about talking about them, the less concerned they were about their physical security. in fact, the greater concern, you know, was ignorance. the greater concern was that if we don't know about these buildings and know, you know, what goes on inside of them and what the issues are facing those operators, the greater threat is f
. >> guest: yes. c-span: what happened? >> guest: well, it--it was funny. john grew up in san francisco. he was a city boy. he knew nothing about ranch life. i mean, that had just--he had never lived in the country. and i was a little concerned about having him get along well with my family, since he knew so little about ranch life. and i didn't know whether he'd be accepted by the cowboys either. i didn't know if he could ride a horse well or, you know, anything. so we made a trip out to the ranch and drove out to the ranch and drove up one afternoon. you could see the dust cloud way off. they knew we were coming because you can see the car dust for five miles out. and we got up to the house, and my mother, of course, rushed out of the door to greet us and be so happy to see us and to see john. and i said, 'well, where's da?' and she said, 'well, he and the men are down in the corral branding some calves. maybe you'd better go down there and tell him hello.' so after a while, john and i walked down to the corrals, and there was a lot of activity down there. they were branding that day righ
in l.a. and san francisco and seattle to understand this. that can all be done with someone who has a permanent purpose as a major attraction when the spring break comes in kids come from the eighth grade and will really keep this in their heart. i am going to be certainly talking to you since you are my neighbor. [laughter] about this in terms of this coming fall after the ringling bros. and barnum & bailey circus is over on november the sixth. [laughter] >> the thank you. thank you. i gave you my business card because i know you have some accidental connections with the lord. please pray for the book this week. we gave guidance to the writers. if you had 10 minutes in front of an eighth-grade class, what would you tell them? what would you tell them about leaderships? what did you experience over the last 10 years and how can we use this book to inspire young people to do great things? all those parents and grandparents out there, this is the book of choice. for the teenager, searching, for that young person looking for direction this will inspire them. thank you for the question.
this into context. he was born in san francisco in november of 1920. he grew up in california, and part of the research i went down there. those of you who ever have the opportunity to go to the museum can see materials that are there from the zumwalts including a statue and a mannequin that is really quite attractive. he graduated from the naval academy in 1942. he was in that wartime class where four years were condensed to three because it was really important to get these, to get these newly-commissioned officers out into the war. he received a bronze star for bravery in the battle of leyte gulf, and it does remind me that, i believe -- that's right, there are three, actually, in the room there are two zumwalts, but the zumwalt family which is an interesting family in its own right, but there are four generations of bronze star recipients, and two of them are in the room tonight. i think that's a particularly notable recognition for a family. bud served on destroyers -- yeah. [applause] so easy to introduce them because all the zumwalt kids are either james or elmo, they have no ori
. .. they volunteer firefighter played a part in the capture of a serial arsonist and san francisco and became friends with author mark twain over drinks and cards and his childhood stories became immortalized in mr. twins books. it all happens tonight on c-span2 book tv. >> so i was thinking about the word to describe your book. i finished reading it. and the only word that came to my mind, and i have to confess, i never used this word, as i was a little bit uncertain, magisterial. the scope, dips, authority of the book was just really pretty staggering in terms of what your government. a lot of wonderful topics that people like me resonate to. net 1951, questions about derivatives, all sorts of questions and issues that about class stiegel. pretty interesting in terms of the depth and the capability of thinking about those issues. it turns out there should be careful using the word magisterial because i had to look it up. it means both authoritative and pedantic, don't mean it in that sense. >> i would like to start. often multinational corporations populated by the states and all depends on many st
, the jewish community relations council, the jcrc in the san francisco bay area where i was living the past year is suffering a very clear downward trajectory. more than 90% of its donors are over 40 years old. the organization says it remits the jewish commitment, but it won't publish the list of synagogues because, in fact, the number is very few. meanwhile, organizations like jewish voice for peace are growing in leaps and bounds, its mailing list now boasts 125 subscribers. there are also explicitly anti-zionist organizations like the international jewish anti-zionist network, growing particularly quickly with more and more young american jews reclaiming american jewish identity as rooted in support for equality and justice rather than unconditional support for a state across the world that does not represent them. along with the growth of jewish support for palestinian rights, however, comes a dangerous phenomenon. that is jewish voices eclipsing palestinian voices. palestinian voices have long been dismissed as angry, irrational, biased. even people supporting justice for palestinians
to the convention in san francisco, for instance, or in chicago. and one year the archbishop of canterbury was visiting and morgan entertained the archbishop in maine with mrs. douglas, and then went to washington, where the archbishop was meeting president roosevelt, and there he was with his wife. so the bishops must have seen mrs. douglas on some occasions and mrs. morgan on other occasions. i don't know what they made of this, but it--i think it was a rather tolerant--episcopalianism is more tolerant than other--some other american denominations. and i'm sure he thought it was a sin, but not one that he had to worry about a lot. c-span: how much of the information on his women relationships in here is new? >> guest: most of it, actually. it was well-known that he had mistresses and affairs outside of his marriage, but not these particular people. and, in fact, the gossip was much wilder than the reality. he had a--it was said that he built the lying-in hospital in new york to take care of all the pregnancies that he was responsible. c-span: lying-in? >> guest: lying-in is a maternity
it in new york and san francisco and seattle and chicago, all of these places, in the london and paris. we see the try um of the developed world cities. but the success of the city in the developed world is nothing relative to what's happening in the developing world. we've recently reached that halfway point where more than half of humanity now lives in urbanized areas, and it's hard not to think on net that's a good thing because when you compare those countries that are more than 50% urbanized, the more urbanized countries have on average income levels that are five times higher and infant mortality levels that are less than a third. gandhi famously said the growth of a nation depends not on its cities, but on its villages. but with all due respect to the great man, on this one he was completely and utterly wrong. because, in fact, the future of india is not made in villages which is too often remaining mired in the unending rural poverty that has plagued most of humanity throughout almostal of its -- almost all of it existence. it is mumbai, it is delhi, that are the pathways out of po
are connecting in los angeles and san francisco and also connecting, paired connection in new york and washington and 111 -- aid and ashburn. yes, it might he is stormed. it might he got forbid some sort of malicious attack although i should say not something i sense the network engineers are losing a lot of sleep over. they are not very good targets in buildings from a cybersecurity standpoint. they are highly secure because of concerns about that and theft of the information inside that i was struck in talking to people and going to visit these places, essentially the higher up the food chain i got a people who owned and operated these buildings, the less concerned they were about talking about it in the less concerned they were about their physical security. in fact the greater concern, the greater concern was that if we don't know about what goes on inside and what the issues are facing those operators, the greater threat is in washington. the greater threat is the internet will be legislated in a way that is not the best thing for the healthy functioning of the network. >> host: andrew blum
. first san francisco and then in a little town called redwood city, a few miles from stanford--i would claim that as my childhood home. c-span: and where did you get your undergraduate degree? >> guest: spelman college in atlanta and... c-span: in what subject? >> guest: in political science. and my master's and phd from harvard. c-span: and where are you getting your interest in political science along the way? where did it come from? >> guest: probably having parents that were civil rights activists in the '60s in the bay area. that was probably my initial interest. i saw their activism, and that was important. but also, i think i became interested in international affairs at spelman, in particular for s--from some courses that i took, and then harvard was a wonderful place to study international relations. the end of the cold war story became important to me later on in my graduate career when i took a job, to the dismay of my dissertation adviser, to do the research for george shultz's memoir and--out at stanford. c-span: why--why to the dismay? >> guest: oh, because it was such a
forgotten the title. san francisco and berkeley, a new edition came out this year of the history of cooperative enterprise in the united states. it will amaze you how much our history as a nation is wrapped up with people who came from all over the world with all kinds of experience they brought them in collective or cooperative or community enterprise. to drive it home, the knights of labor, the forerunner of the afl-cio, a two pronged strategy for labor and it went like this. one thing that we do is help workers negotiate a better deal with the employee, better wages, better working conditions and all the things we are familiar with that unions do. that is the defense of goal. we also have another thing. and it gets beyond being dependent on the employer. and that brings the organization and building, prevent cooperative noncapital list enterprises where there wouldn't be a few people who are employers and everyone else was an employee. that was defeated at the end of the nineteenth century. the afl-cio gave up on that. two years ago something remarkable happened. in major amer
shooting at a loppers in san francisco in 1993. where a crazed gunman with an assault weapon killed eight people and wounded another six people. one of those people was a brave young lawyer who threw his body over his life to save hers. that young man was one of my sons best friends. i can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt how these horrific and senseless tragedies live on forever. the parents and spouses and children, their families, it changes their lives forever. since 1999, which was the year of the massacre at columbine high school, we have tried to talk about this. 250 students, teachers, and others, have been killed in school shootings. another 212 have been wounded. due to gun violence in our schools. i will break down just some of those. a 2005 shooting at red lake high school in minnesota left five people injured. an amish schoolhouse shooting in pennsylvania in 2006 left it's dead and five injured. a gunman killed 33 and wounded 23 others at virginia tech in 2007. earlier this year, seven people were killed and three were injured at oakland university. the slaughter of innoce
pinned to his army uniform and was denied service at a san francisco barber shop. the barber dismissed him with the words "we don't serve japs here." one of daniel inouye's great legacies in his successful fight to defeat that brand of racism and discrimination was his total fight against any form of discrimination against anyone, especially people with disabilities. throughout his political career, he fought for civil rights and social justice not only for japanese-americans but for all americans. mr. president, i have lost not only a friend of nearly four decades, also my chairman on the committee on appropriations and its subcommittee on defense. senator inouye was well known as a stalwart advocate for national defense and for veterans, but he also fought very passionately to advance education, the national institutes of health, other programs that are in the jurisdiction of my appropriations subcommittee on labor, health, human services and education. i will never forget what senator inouye said one time in a meeting in which my bill on health and education, labor, n.i.h., centers
of the things we should do when i grew up in san francisco was we would have a day called using government day, and i would, everybody in the class would get to go down and sort of shadowed a member of the board of supervisors of the mayor or the city attorney are somebody and see what his job was like. and what a good thing that was. i remember that. and one of the reasons, architecture that i was in china, but one of the things i thought was great in architecture is in australia, they have changed now, but they built a parliament. and this parliament, whatever architecture reason, it goes up like this. it's huge, and the building goes down almost to the ground and it's covered with grass, the whole ceiling. so what the children, would come in droves in the buses and they would go to the top and they would go down like that. and i thought what a good idea. the association in their mind will be this democratic government of australia, and it has a place where i can go and roll downhill, so they'll have a positive association and it will make you more interested and they will learn about it. so
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